Morning Buzz: Sept. 27, 2007

Protests continued for the 10th day in Myanmar, with police firing automatic weapons into the crowd. Tens of thousands of Buddhist monks and other protesters have taken to the streets in the largest display of defiance against the military junta since a failed uprising in 1988.

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Protests continued for the 10th day in Myanmar, with police firing automatic weapons into the crowd. Tens of thousands of Buddhist monks and other protesters have taken to the streets in the largest display of defiance against the military junta since a failed uprising in 1988.

In Iraq, Sunni Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi held a two-hour meeting in Najaf with the top Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, to discuss political reform in an effort to quash sectarian violence and promote unity.

In another blow to the Patriot Act, a federal judge in Oregon ruled yesterday that two provisions of the legislation are unconstitutional because they allow secret wiretapping and searches without having to show probable cause.